Add Colbert to the ticket, and Huntsman definitely has my vote!
Will Huntsman benefit by appearing on Colbert's show?Of course.
He'll move from being 1% in the polls to 1.1%.That would be time and
money well spent.
At least Huntsman did apologize this time for being Mormon. He doesn't seem
proud of his faith. I could care less what his faith is, but don't be a fence
sitter. That is my impression of Jon Huntsman Jr.
I like Huntsman. If he ran in 2016, I would vote for him. Of course,
the Republican party has become so irrational that many will view that as a
'reason'.... to not vote for Huntsman. Huntsman, by far
the best canidate the GOP could offer. Who, unfortunately, has the
lowest support numbers.
I wouldn't know what to base a vote for Huntsman on.He was governor
for just a little bit, then he left. He was an ambassador in China for a bit,
then he left. He hasn't stayed anywhere long enough to take credit for anything.
I'm sticking to Romney for now.
@dustmanHe spent more time as governor here than Romney did in
Glad to see he's still visible. I think things may turn around for him. All
the other candidates have enjoyed their surge. Huntsman's will come when he
needs it, during the actual caucuses.
Obama ought to replace Biden with Huntsman. The liberals seem to love him. He
seems more comfortable with the left. I'm being serious. Really, I
can't believe Huntsman is still around. He is a polite man. I don't have a
problem with him. I don't want him for president though. He was governor of
Utah for about 2 minutes. Ambassador to China for about 3 more. I don't see a
whole lot of qualification there.
I can respect principled politicians. There are principled conservatives and
principled liberals. Moderates irritate me. Moderates to me are calculating
everything they do to capture the most votes. They always have their finger in
the air checking on the direction the political winds are blowing. I know what
conservative principles are. I know what liberal principles are (but I disagree
with them) I have no idea if moderate principles even exist. I have never seen
them.Moderates attempt to be liberal to liberal audiences and
conservative to conservative audiences. I hate that. They call these guys
flip-floppers for good reason.McCain was all for amnesty before he
was dead set against it, but only to save his political hide.I can
stomach Romney's flip-flopping. Romney if a turnaround wizard, financial genius
and an incredible businessman. That is exactly what America needs today.What is Huntsman? He speaks Chinese, that will help when we are in
financial bondage to them. He is a failed rock musician. I don't live in Utah so
I don't know if he accomplished anything extraordinary while Governor. I can't figure out why he is running.
A1994 - I agree with you What are his views on immigration - The same as
the DemocratsWhat are his views on taxes - The same as the DemocratsWhat are his views on foreign trade - The same as the Democratsetcetc
I believe Huntsman was a good governor although not my favorite. However, I
just hate seeing him waste all his time and money on something he has zero
chance of winning.
@atl134:It worries me that the liberal media loves Huntsman. They
love him because they know Obama can beat him. Huntsman can't run the same
platform as Obama and expect to beat him. I think Colbert is funny, but he isn't
conservative.To beat Obama, you have to run on a platform opposite
of him. You need to show those differences. You need the American people to see
the differences and make them want a different result than what they've seen
during this administration.I guess the vibe I'm getting is that
Romney might actually want to serve, while Huntsman is trying to be famous. I've
had enough of people trying to be famous being shoved in my face by the media.
"He was governor for just a little bit, then he left...I'm sticking to
Romney for now."The hypocrisy of this statement is hilarious.
Don't let the facts get in the way. Huntsman was a governor for longer than
Yes. That should "bump" and raise his ratings from 5% to 8%! Dude has
no chance of gaining the GOP nomination.
@ the Rock...so let me get this straight. The thing you hate most in politics
are moderates because they flip flop. But you're totally fine with Romney's
flip-flopping, because he's good at it? I'm not sure I'm following.As to moderate principles, what would you call a person who's anti-abortion,
pro-welfare, anti-war and staunchly conservative Christian? Would you disagree
that those are indeed principles? Yet there's no way they can fit on the
arbitrary political scale of "right" versus "left" as they
exist in our society. Such a person takes from both sides and is therefore
Jon,Stay close to Romney. You will make an awesome Secretary of State.
The State Department needs you help after years of neglect.
Re: Pagan "That makes Huntsman, by far the best candidate the GOP could
offer." I'm guessing you're trying your reverse psychology on
this one. How can Huntsman be the best candidate, and you say by far?
Granted he did a lot of positives for a Western state that has the
entire state population of San Diego County. How can what he did in Utah
transition to a national approach and grab a national audience to
take notice? I'm sorry, but I'm more than tired of a current
president who brought even less experience to the table on wishes and promises
that have yet to materialize-- in essence a 1-term senator.
I love The Colbert Report. So Comedy Central airs the show about four times
each weekday, but why is it that the brand new episodes first air so late at
12:30 am? Why not air the new ones at the 7:30 pm slot or something like that?
Any Colbert Fans know why this is the case.Also, does anyone know
how to email clips of the Colbert Report (haven't had any luck trying to figure
it out through their website or Youtube)?
"I like Huntsman. If he ran in 2016, I would vote for him."Pagan - if the truth were known, you would vote for Huntsman(D) in 2012.
That's right, he would be opposing Obama.
He is more of a comedian than a politician! Him seeking the presidency is
come on Jon, you are seeking credibility from Comedy Central? Colbert is a moron
and I doubt you will get any bump on the right side of the fence and the lefties
only accept communists.